Crypto Cartels in Sofia, Bulgaria. ICO and ICO Developer Fraud

Bulgaria ICO Fraud

I am Ted the original Ted, as you know I am former secret squirrel.
It has been very rewarding to be part of and experience the Changes in Eastern Europe over the Last decade.

I have been in contact with my personal friends in the intelligence community in Bulgaria and there is an interesting development in Sofia, Bulgaria regarding what I like to refer to as a network of Crypto-Cons.

While investigating Sheyhar Yar a proven cyrpto fraud and Con man, I uncovered evidence that he was part of a organization named Jokers 20.

I and others have been following this trail which has led to Sofia, Bulgaria.

In January of this year, ONECOIN was raided in Sofia as a ponzi scheme and its servers were shut down though the fraudulent coin remains operational.

 

Along with fraudulent ICO’s in Bulgaria, there have been complaints regarding ICO developers that provide services to ICO’s worldwide. They are based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They build out your back office. They structure your token system. Then at the point you are about to go live, they try to lock out the ICO and steal your money. Or they threaten to trash you on the internet if you do not pay them cash.

One of these companies has come up on my radar. They tried to extort their client after a failed attempt to steal the millions of real dollars that was raised just prior to going live on some of the largest crypto exchanges in the world.

The suspect participants in this company happen to be tied to a prominent software developer.

This fraud is bigger then the fraud attempted by Shehar Yar, a lowly goat herder who tried to defraud many companies as an ICO developer.

Bulgaria was the wrong place to conduct fraud within my sphere of influence there at the highest levels of government. This investigation will be much more interesting. Stay tuned…

Shehar Yar of Blocksims under investigation for fraud and intellectual property theft

shehar yar blocksims

Shehar YarThis is Shehar Yar. Shehar Yar was hired by an ICO, Mobilink-Coin to develop a website, database and back office for their company. Earlier this month Shehar was fired after the client realized the website the client had paid for was actually a clone from another website UTrust. The developer did not in fact create a custom website per the original scope of work and contract. And in fact, Shehar left much of the identifying code from the original website within the cloned website. Many screenshots and files were provided to me as proof. Here is just one from the root directory

Shehar Yar

Not that that was enough of an offense, on January 22nd a website was registered called blocksims.io representing an ICO called Blocksims. Problem is, Blocksims resembles the exact online presence Shehar Yar was developing for his prior client, Mobilink-coin. Based upon the timelines I have and the subsequent launch of a like product last week, by all appearances this team has indeed started a fraudulent business process to present their client’s business as their own.

I am Ted, the original Ted, and I have been asked as a writer and former investigator to look into the alleged fraud, intellectual property theft, hacking and trade secret theft by Mr Yar and his associates, Gopinath Krishnamoorthy, Kugan Ausuvalingam, Tarmaraja Padrasono and Muhammad Younas dba an ICO and telcom product called Blocksims.

This case was brought to my attention after several investors started reaching out because they were receiving e mails from buzz@blocksims.io

blocksims

This contractor that was fired, establishes a website on the 22nd of Jaunuary, 3 days after being fired officially by the client.  Mr Yar’s website essentially representing the clients entire marketing model and 7 days later, the members of the clients ICO are receiving e mails from the very same company. Can any reasonable individual think this is a coincidence? It is clear this contractor, Shehar Yar downloaded the clients database or hacked into it. I have a forensic technology team looking into it now.

I am currently reviewing hundreds of Skype messages between Shehar Yar and the original client starting in October of last year.

On 10/17 there is communication between Yar and the CEO of the client negotiating the hiring of Yar as a developer for the team.

On 10/26 mobilink.io is established.

On 11/20 it looks like they are moving forward with the business relationship when Yar is asked about other projects he has worked on:

[11/20/2017 10:55:55 PM] Client: I would like to see the websites
[11/20/2017 10:56:00 PM] Shehar Yar: atbcoin.com
[11/20/2017 10:56:09 PM] Shehar Yar: https://mainsale.powerledger.io
[11/20/2017 10:56:36 PM] Shehar Yar: This is our latest project .
https://www.brickblock.io/
[11/20/2017 10:56:55 PM] Shehar Yar: Working on raising funds digital marketing
[11/20/2017 10:59:59 PM] Shehar Yar: Here is our media platform we’ve also been listing ICO’s etc.
https://www.cryptocurrencyreporters.com/

The next day we can clearly see Yar taking the lead on the design process:

[11/21/2017 10:37:13 AM] Rod Ceo: yes today will take care of that
[11/21/2017 10:38:02 AM | Edited 10:38:05 AM] Shehar Yar: Great we’ll send you something soon I’ll be working on the main Domain
[11/21/2017 10:38:21 AM] Shehar Yar: Like the landing page will be added to Mobilink.io
[11/21/2017 10:38:36 AM] Rod Ceo: ok, great
[11/21/2017 10:38:37 AM] Shehar Yar: They can continue working on Staging
[11/21/2017 10:39:17 AM] Shehar Yar: Please make sure to make me admin on Facebook ads account and and Google adwords
[11/21/2017 10:39:23 AM] Shehar Yar: Highly needed
[11/21/2017 10:39:31 AM] Shehar Yar: Samitpro2@gmail.com
[11/21/2017 10:40:21 AM] Shehar Yar: We need a to write a couple blog for our blog section will discuss that over a call as well

Per the client, Yar was to have had a completed project in December. It was incomplete and filled with errors. The client was not happy. Excuses were made by Yar and at one point he wanted more money. In January after finding out that the large sum of money he was paid, purchased an incomplete website that was a copy of another clients website.

In January, Shehar Yar was fired which led to him starting an ICO which is almost an exact duplicate of the product the client was offering.

So who is Shehar Yar? I googled his name, his “name” with “ICO” added and a number of his e mail addresses. It looks like he has been involved in the development of many ICO’s that never launched. I find it funny to compare his stated persona as the CEO of Blocksims…

Shehar Yar

…yet he is listed as a $20 per hour hack at UpWork

Shehar Yar

Last night there was a social media buzz about Blocksims and Shehar Yar allegedly ripping off Mobilink.io. They responded with a post on Twitter accusing the client of stealing THEIR idea. I am glad I got a screenshot last night as they deleted their original post:

Blocksims.io

Before I make my closing remarks, and if you conduct a Google search for Shehar Yar ICO, you will see the subject of this investigation was clearly one of many team members of the client, mobilink.io

Shehar Yar Mobilink

Shehar Yar Blocksims

Shehar Yar ico

You can see clearly that the clients company existed before Yar was hired as a contractor and the statement that the client ripped off HE and Blocksims is completely false.

The Timeline

On October 20, 2017 negotiations started to hire Shehar Yar as a developer contractor.

The client registered their website, mobilink.io on October 26th.

In November the work started by Yar and Yar was added as a developer to the clients team list on multiple ICO directories.

In December the product was supposed to be delivered and was incomplete and filled with errors.

In January 2018, Yar was fired for not completing the scope of work in a timely manner, insisting on charging more money to complete the project and being discovered that he cloned an existing website and just swapped out the content.

On January 22nd, 2018 Blocksims.io was registered and the site went live recently essentially duplicating the clients online presence.

On January 29th, e mails started being received from Blocksims.io inviting them to see THEIR opportunity.

On January 30th, Blocksims claims they were ripped off in response to a social media buzz.

My personal opinion based upon the allegations and my observations to date.

Mr Yar, having sour grapes because he was fired, has chosen to cause financial harm to his prior client buy presenting the clients business as his own under a different name. Mr Yar breached the database of the client illegally and has been reaching out to the clients member database. Mr Yar who has been involved in a number of ICO’s, none successful, does not have the finances nor the experience to be the CEO of an ICO.

Consider this blog post Part 1 of a series as I investigate his associates, Gopinath Krishnamoorthy, Kugan Ausuvalingam, Tarmaraja Padrasono and Muhammad Younas and others associated with his prior ICO endeavors.

TED